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London Ko

Fatoumata Diawara

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The title, London Ko (London + Bamako), could suggest a simple trip, a departure and a destination. In truth, this third album by the Malian singer looks more like a map spread out on a table. Each song is a stopover, a musical space, and a friendly collaboration. For Bamako, it’s quite clear: Fatoumata Diawara is, primarily, of Malian nationality, singing in her native languages ​​to West African rhythms and melodies. For London, navigation is left up to the guide Damon Albarn. Since his Africa Express and Gorillaz projects, which featured Fatoumata Diawara, he has become a great enthusiast of African music. The producer of six songs, Albarn brings a certain English touch to the album’s open and danceable rendition of Afro-pop. Fatou also makes a stop in Cuba for an Afro-jazz trance, partnering with the piano prodigy Roberto Fonseca, with whom she had already released a live album in 2015. Moreover, it is Daniel Florestano, a close friend of Fonseca and the Buena Vista Social Club, who produced a good part of London Ko, with his characteristic roundness and warmth. Fatoumata also teams up with Matthieu Chedid, fellow Lamomali adventure traveller known as "the French Damon Albarn". Surrounded by limpid choirs, Fatou sits high above the clouds. Mossayua is a fitting example. We also get to meet Angie Stone on the recording. Designed while on tour between three countries (Mali, France, and England), and even more cities, this peripatetic album is full of movement and of the energy of live performances and real encounters. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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1
Nsera
00:03:03

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

2
Somaw
00:03:22

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer - Angie Stone, Composer, MainArtist - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer - Willie Chuck Shivers, Composer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

3
Sete
00:03:16

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, FeaturedArtist - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - -M-, Producer - Daniel Florestano, Producer - Pierre Juarez, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

4
Seguen
00:03:12

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

5
Massa Den
00:03:30

Matthieu Chedid, Composer - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - -M-, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer - Pierre Juarez, Producer - John Krischer, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

6
Mogokan
00:03:10

Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - M.anifest, Composer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

7
Blues
00:02:41

Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Roberto Fonseca, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

8
Moussoya
00:04:04

Brooklyn Youth Chorus, FeaturedArtist - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

9
Netara
00:02:49

Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

10
Yada
00:03:01

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

11
Tolon
00:03:54

Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Yemi Alade, Composer, FeaturedArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

12
Dambe
00:03:51

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

13
Dakan
00:03:36

Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

14
Maya
00:02:57

Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer - Fatoumata Diawara, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Daniel Florestano, Producer

2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music 2023 Montuno Producciones y Eventos, S.L. under exclusive license to 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music

Album review

The title, London Ko (London + Bamako), could suggest a simple trip, a departure and a destination. In truth, this third album by the Malian singer looks more like a map spread out on a table. Each song is a stopover, a musical space, and a friendly collaboration. For Bamako, it’s quite clear: Fatoumata Diawara is, primarily, of Malian nationality, singing in her native languages ​​to West African rhythms and melodies. For London, navigation is left up to the guide Damon Albarn. Since his Africa Express and Gorillaz projects, which featured Fatoumata Diawara, he has become a great enthusiast of African music. The producer of six songs, Albarn brings a certain English touch to the album’s open and danceable rendition of Afro-pop. Fatou also makes a stop in Cuba for an Afro-jazz trance, partnering with the piano prodigy Roberto Fonseca, with whom she had already released a live album in 2015. Moreover, it is Daniel Florestano, a close friend of Fonseca and the Buena Vista Social Club, who produced a good part of London Ko, with his characteristic roundness and warmth. Fatoumata also teams up with Matthieu Chedid, fellow Lamomali adventure traveller known as "the French Damon Albarn". Surrounded by limpid choirs, Fatou sits high above the clouds. Mossayua is a fitting example. We also get to meet Angie Stone on the recording. Designed while on tour between three countries (Mali, France, and England), and even more cities, this peripatetic album is full of movement and of the energy of live performances and real encounters. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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